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Full text of "Atari XC12 Program Recorder Owner's Manual (1986)(Atari)"

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AATARI 



© 1986 Alan Corp 
All Rights Reserved 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

BUTTON/CONNECTOR CONTROL 2 

BUTTON FUNCTIONS 3 

CONNECTING 4 

LOADING CASSETTE PROGRAMS .... 5-6 

SAVING PROGRAMS TO 

CASSETTE 7-8 

RADIO AND TELEVISION 
INTERFERENCE 9 



BUTTON /CONNECTOR CONTROL 





BUTTON FUNCTIONS 




RECORD enables 
the computer to save 
(record) programs or data 
onto a cassette. To start 
recording, press down the 
REC button. 



STOP/EJECT stops the 
tape when pressed once. 
stop/eject Press it again to eject a 
cassette tape. 




PLAY positions the tape so 
the computer can read in- 
formation from the cassette. 
However, you must also 
press a key on the com- 
puter console (usually the 
RETURN key) for the tape 
to start turning, 




PAUSE temporarily sus- 
pends operation of the Pro- 
gram Recorder during 
record or play Press the 
PAUSE button once to sus- 
pend operation, then press 
it agam to restart. 




REWIND quick'y winds the 
cassette tape backward. 



L, 



COUNTER RESET 
resets the tape 

counter to 000. The 
tape counter helps you 
relocate a program on the 
cassette— provided you 
made note of the number 
in the tape counter window 
when you started recor- 
ding the program. 




F.FWD. quickly winds 
the cassette tape forward. 



CONNECTING 



Plug one end of the I/O cable into the jack labeled PERIPHERAL 
on the rear of your ATARI Home Computer. 




Turn on your television and 
computer. The television screen 
will display a READY prompt. 



LOADING CASSETTE PROGRAMS 




IType C LOA D and press 
RETURN. You'll hear a 
beep from the computer 
to remind you to press PLAY on 
the program recorder 



Insert the program cassette in 
the program recorder. 
If you're using a prerecorded 
cassette, rewind the tape to its 
beginning and continue with 
step 1 . 

If you are using your own 
cassette program, find the pro- 
gram you want on the tape by 
pressing either REWIND or FOR 
WARD Use the tape counter to 
locate the program (providing 
you previously made note of its 
location). 



READY 
CLOAD 



2 After pressing the PLAY 
button on the program 
recorder, press the 
RETURN key again on the com- 
puter console. The cassette tape 
will start turning and your com- 
puter will load the program into 
its memory. 



If you get an Error 143 or Error 
138 message on your television 
screen during a loading pro- 
cedure, your tape leader (the 
non magnetized strip wound 
ahead of the actual recording 
tape), may be tool long. As a 
result, the computer may be 
trying to read data where none 
exists. Rewind the tape to the 
beginning, then advance it appro- 
ximately 10counfs,{to 010). Now 
begin the loading procedure 
again. 



3 When the tape stops, 
your program has been 
fully loaded from the 
cassette to the computer. The 
television screen will display a 
READY prompt. 



4 To run the program 
you've loaded into the 
the computer type RUN 
and press RETURN. 



READY 
RUNH 



SAVING PROGRAMS TO CASSETTE 




Insert a cassette in the 
program recorder. 



If you're saving a program to a 
cassette tape that already con- 
tains other programs, 
press F.FWD. on 
the program recorder 
to wind the tape for- 
ward to the end of the 
last program record- 
ed. Then wind the 
tape forward about 
10 more counts (to make sure 
that you don't record over 
anything) and make note of the 
tape count. Now you're ready to 
record the next program. 



1 



Rewind the cassette 
tape to the beginning 




2 If you're saving a pro- 
gram to a blank cassette 
tape, set the counter to 
000. Advance the tape approx- 
imately 10 counts (to 010) in 
order to get past the tape leader. 
You're now ready to record. See 
step 3. 




3 Type C S A V E and 
press RETURN on the 
computer. You'll hear 
two beeps to remind you to 
press RECORD on the program 
recorder. Finally, press RETURN 
again on the computer. The 
cassette will begin recording. 



READY 
CSAVE 



4 When the tape stops, 
your program has been 
fully saved to the ca- 
ssette tape from the computer. 
The television screen will dis- 
play a READY prompt. 



READY 
CSAVE 
READY 



If you are recording on a new 
cassette, you'll see two tabs 
on the back edge of the cas- 
sette. The tabs make it possi- 
ble for you to write(or save) 
programs to the cassette. To 
keep your programs or data 
from being accidentally eras- 
ed, break off these tabs after 
you've finished recording on 
both sides of the tape (all 
prerecorded tapes are sold 
with the tabs broken off). 



Safety tabs 



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D 


a 


X- 


-Z- 


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RADIO AND TELEVISION 
INTERFERENCE 



Like any electrical appliance, this ATARI ComDUter equipment uses and produces radio- 
frequency energy If not installed and used according to the instructions in this manual, 
the equipment may cause interference with your radio and television reception. 

It you believe that this equipment is causing interference with your radio or television 
reception, try turning the equipment off and on. If the interference problem stops when 
the equipment is turned off. then the equipment is probably causing the interference 
With the equipment turned on, you may be able to correct the problem by trying one 
or more of the following measures: 

• Adjust the position of the radio or television antenna. 

• Reposition the equipment in relation to the radio or television set 

• Move the equipment away from the radio or'television set. 

• Plug the equipment into a different wall outlet so that the equipment and the radio 
or television set are connected to different branch circuits. 

If necessary, consult your ATARI Computer retailer or an experienced radio-television 
technician for additional suggestions. 

A resource that you may find helpful is a booklet prepared by the Federal Communica- 
tions Commission How to Identify and Resolve Radio- TV Interference Problems. This 
booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. 
Stock No 004-000-00345-4. 



AATARI 



Atari Corp., Sunnyvale, CA 94086 PRINTED IN TAIWAN 

© 1986 Atari Corp. All Rights Reserved C070347/A REV. B